Virtue consists, not in abstaining from vice, but in not desiring it.
George Bernard Shaw
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The early Christian rules of life were not made to last, because the early Christians did not believe that the world itself was going to last.
What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
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One of the first businesses of a sensible man is to know when he is beaten, and to leave off fighting at once.
The only way for a woman to provide for herself decently is for her to be good to some man that can afford to be good to her.
I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him.
Wit makes its own welcome, and levels all distinctions. No dignity, no learning, no force of character, can make any stand against good wit.
Do not worry if you have built your castles in the air. They are where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
We women are always in danger of living too exclusively in the affections; and though our affections are perhaps the best gifts we have, we ought also to have our share of the more independent life — some joy in things for their own sake. It is piteous to see the helplessness of some sweet women when their affections are disappointed — because all their teaching has been, that they can only delight in study of any kind for the sake of a personal love. They have never contemplated an independent delight in ideas as an experience which they could confess without being laughed at. Yet surely women need this defense against passionate affliction even more than men.